Percy Dukelow lived in London for 20 years, working in the building industry. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

By the end of 1997 Frank Snellings and his wife, Mary Landrieu, had endured almost four gruelling years in US politics. Landrieu, a Democrat, had t(...)

Archibishop of  Armagh Eamon Martin: worried about growing persecution of Christians worldwide.

The growth in the persecution of Christians and others worldwide is a focus of the joint Christmas message from both Primates of All-Ireland. Catholi(...)

Canon David Gillespie (left) and Archbishop of Dublin, the Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson, outside St. Ann’s Church Dawson Street during the Black Santa sit-out to raise money for charities working with homeless people. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Funds raised by this year’s Black Santa sit-out at St Ann’s Church on Dublin’s Dawson Street will go to help the city’s homeless. The sit-in was launc(...)

Canon Hanna (68) successfully applied to appeal his driving ban at Ennis District Court from the same judge who banned him. Photograph: Reuters

Speeding cleric Canon Bob Hanna is to remain on the road despite getting a six-month driving ban 13 days ago.Canon Hanna (68) successfully applied to (...)

A still from the RTÉ Prime Time programme about conditions in the  Áras Attracta facility in Co Mayo

The litany of abuses revealed in Irish society over recent years, including that at Swinford’s Áras Attracta broadcast on Prime Time last Tuesday nigh(...)

George Boole: ‘There would be no internet, no digital computers, and no online search without him’

One of the world’s great mathematicians, died in Cork 150 years ago this week, a thinker whose work paved the way for digital computing and modern (...)

A Co Clare cleric has apologised for his foul-mouthed outburst towards a garda when stopped for speeding. File photograph: Wikimedia Commons

A Co Clare cleric has apologised for his foul-mouthed outburst towards a garda when stopped for speeding.At Ennis District Courton Friday, Judge Patri(...)

  Head of advocacy with Focus Ireland Mike Allen says what is needed now is a “persistent response not a panic response”.  Photograph: Eric Luke

When the results of the annual “winter rough sleeper count”were published, two weeks ago, there was barely a political murmur in response. Conducted o(...)

Palestinians warm themselves by a fire near the ruins of houses which witnesses said were destroyed by Israeli shelling in Gaza City December. Photograph: Mohammed Salem/Reuters

The Church of Ireland united dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough aim to raise €150,000 for the Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza City over the Christmas period.(...)

Ivan Yates: ‘The psychological damage to yesteryear’s boarding-school pupils is worthy of thought.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In all the scrutiny given to the historical institutionalisation of children in Ireland, no consideration has been given to the legacy of boarding (...)